Panaji: Seeking bail for the former Goa
tourism minister Fransisco ‘Mickey’ Pacheco, his lawyer Saturday submitted that the medical examination conducted on Pacheco by
two different government hospitals have found him unwell and
further stay in police custody would affect his health.
"The applicant (Pacheco) is sick. He is tense and is
unable to bear the tension that he is in police custody," the
bail plea said.
The bail petition by Pacheco, who was arrested by Crime
Branch in connection with death of his female friend, on July
8, would be heard by the court on Monday afternoon.
His lawyer Surendra Desai said that the medical reports
maintained by Hospicio hospital at Margao and Goa Medical
College and Hospital in Panaji establishes that he is really
unwell and any further police custody would be detrimental to
The bail petition has also claimed that Pacheco was no
way connected with the incident.
"There is no direct, indirect or circumstantial
evidence against him except that he happened to be close
friend of the deceased and her family for many years," the
Nadia, Pacheco`s close friend had died allegedly after
consuming poison on May 30.